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Achilles Heel Surgery Scar

May 11th, 2008 · 83 Comments

Here are some pictures of my scar at almost 13 weeks after my surgery. I am not quite happy with the amount of scarring that’s developed on my heel, and it’s really not going away. The lower part of my incision wound gets dry and it looks even worse.
At my PT’s recommendation, [...]

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Tags: Day * · surgery

Should you go to the Emergency room after a rupture?

April 19th, 2008 · 103 Comments

I was thinking about my Achilles tendon rupture, and I don’t think it was necessary for me to go to the Emergency room.
If I made sure that I didn’t move my foot and stayed in bed the entire weekend until I could make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, I think I would have been [...]

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Tags: achilles injury · emergency room · surgery · swelling

Ruptured Achilles surgery in action

March 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Don’t click on this link if you don’t want to see the surgery in action.
http://www.revver.com/video/119736/ruptured-achilles-surgery
I watched it, but I am not sure if that was wise. It’s a little disturbing.

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Tags: achilles injury · surgery

Day 18 - Removing the stitches, new cast

February 26th, 2008 · 9 Comments

I went into see the doctor today, it’s been 2 weeks, 1 day since the surgery.
The nurse removed the cast, and I finally got to see my left heel, stitches and all. Here is a nice picture of it:

It was a relief to have the cast off since I was able to scratch [...]

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Tags: Day * · achilles injury · doctor visits · early weight bearing · itching · recovery · surgery · weight bearing

Appointment with a Knee Orthopedic Surgeon

February 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I drove to the Orthopedic center for my appointment with the Knee Orthopedic Surgeon to go over my MRI results on my knee.
I had initially thought that it was a meniscus tear, but it appears that I have articular cartilage damage of about 1 cm wide. The cartilage will probably not heal on its [...]

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Tags: achilles injury · physical therapy · recovery · surgery